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We're In Motion Pictures

from We're In Motion Pictures by Mark Lenover



We cut such imposing figures
in motion pictures
We will meet you there

We've got the better part of an army
digging tunnels deep inside your hearts
We fill that emptiness, at your expense
with the private lives of superstars

We've got the better part of an army
designing nothing, with the greatest care
manufacturing needs, so we can bleed
you drier than the desert air
We will take you there

We've got the better part of an army
building a pedestal for idle dreams
You'll never satisfy all your appetites
You've been sowing what you cannot reap

We've got the better part of an army
We'll pretend to take you anywhere
We'll let you tag along, 'till your money's all gone
until you realize you're beyond repair

We cut such heroic figures
in motion pictures
We were never here


from We're In Motion Pictures, released July 23, 2014


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Mark Lenover

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire. ... more

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